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Adjusted for inflation, is the cost of feeding a child from birth through age 17 in the U.S. now higher or lower than it was in 1960?

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In 1960, the cost of feeding a child from birth through age 17 in a middle-income two-parent family was $47,654, as compared to $39,254 in 2013. This 18% decline in costs is due in large part to increases in agricultural productivity.

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